Photos: Jennifer Jean-Pierre
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Ah! It's been too long since I've been able to get a regular "this is what I'm up to" post up on the blog. However, if you follow me on Instagram (BlitzAndGlam), then you can keep up with what's happening with me.
- Events: A little over a week ago, my best friend, Alexia, came up for the Formation World Tour. This is our 4th Beyonce concert together, so it's kind of become tradition that we see Beyonce each tour. It's like, "Oh, Beyonce is about to have another tour? Here's my money, Bey." A few weeks before the concert I was trying on possible outfits and when I had on the one that I knew was it, I texted a pic to Alexia and asked, "Do I look to THOT-ish?" She said no and agreed that it would be cute for the concert. I mean, Bey did say, "Slay trick or you get eliminated." The concert, while not my favorite Beyonce concert to date, was still great. My only problem was being in a stadium. It felt like we were much farther away from the stage than if we had been in an arena like previous concerts. We had 100 level seats which normally are good seats, but this time I felt like I was looking at the screen most of the show. For the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour we were in 100 level seats but close enough to the second stage that she was practically right in front of us. Have you seen the Formation World Tour? What did you think?
- TV: I'm watched the Roots remake on History Channel and really enjoyed it. I've never seen all of the original Roots, but they did a great job with the remake. My friend Dionna asked what was the one part that stuck with me most and my response was the end when the one (ex) slave told everyone that the war was over and they were free. AH! I almost cried. Can you imagine being a slave and never having any real control over your life and then to be told that you're free? The joy! Now, I'm in the middle of watching O.J.: Made in America on ESPN. This 5 part/10 hour documentary is so good. It's about so much more than OJ and the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. It takes a look at race relations throughout his life as well. If you have not been keeping up, do yourself a favor and go to ESPN.com and stream all 5 parts. Along those same lines, I also LOVED the first season of Underground on WGN. This is one of my new favorite shows and I cannot wait for Season 2.
- Books: I am currently revisiting an author I used to read a lot years ago – J. California Cooper. I'm reading her novel Life is Short But Wide, which focuses on the black community in small town Oklahoma during the Great Depression. If you've never read one of her books, you should definitely check her out. I've got so many books on my list that I don't know what I'll read next.
- Netflix: My Netflix movie recommendation to you is Mississippi Damned. Omg. This is one of the best movies that I've watched in a long time. You must see it, but I warn you that it is intense. It's about a family that has generations of hurt and pain and how it affects each member of the family and their family dynamic.
- Travel: I just booked flights to go home to Alabama and then to Memphis the weekend of July 4. I haven't been to Memphis in years. I'm also using my Digit savings account (which I've mentioned in previous posts) to save for a European vacation next year with friends. In another post I said that I might even use it to upgrade my camera, but I'm pretty sure for now, I'm going to stick with the camera that I have and use this account strictly for travel.
- DC: I am really loving living and working in DC! I have made some great friends and connections and had some wonderful experiences since moving here. People have asked where I'll move next as I am a serial mover. My answer is "I'm here for now." This is probably the first time in a long time that I haven't had thoughts of where to move next in the back of my mind. I could even see myself making DC home. *gasp*
- Photography: I'm having so much fun with photography these days. I'm always wanting to snap photos. And I'm also jumping back into do outfit photos again. I took a break for a bit, but I think I'm back at it now as evidenced by the photos above. It's fun again, so I should be back to a regular-for-me blogging schedule now (which will mean at least once a week I hope).
I think that's about it for now. Again, be sure to follow along on Instagram, because it's just such an easier, quicker way to stay up-to-date, to share my life, and to connect with you. Now, what's been happening with you?